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03/23/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Public Works Commissioner Jay Card.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Public Works Commissioner Jay Card.

Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. and the Town Board are working on a resolution they want to adopt affecting the standards under which roads will be built.

While Mr. Card told the Board at Tuesday’s work session he doesn’t envision the town putting in any new roads, developers of housing communities would likely be installing roads to serve those areas. What he wants is to ensure that those roads will meet the necessary standards to wear well and not break down early. (more…)

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03/16/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Zombie poles’ remain around the Island since PSEG replaced several rotting poles, but Verizon and Cablevision have yet to hook wires to the new poles and dispense with the old. This picture shows one set of the double poles at the corner of North Ferry and Winthrop roads.

JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Zombie poles’ remain around the Island since PSEG replaced several rotting poles, but Verizon and Cablevision have yet to hook wires to the new poles and dispense with the old. This picture shows one set of the double poles at the corner of North Ferry and Winthrop roads.

Preventing a tragedy
To the Editor:
The zombie poles (“Zombie poles to remain for months,” March 8) are not just an eyesore. They are a public safety hazard. (more…)

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03/07/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Zombie poles’ remain around the Island since PSEG-LI replaced several rotting poles, but Verizon and Cablevision have yet to hook wires to the new poles and dispense with the old. This picture shows one set of the double poles at the corner of North Ferry and Winthrop roads.

JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Zombie poles’ remain around the Island since PSEG-LI replaced several rotting poles, but Verizon and Cablevision have yet to hook wires to the new poles and dispense with the old. This picture shows one set of the double poles at the corner of North Ferry and Winthrop roads.

Zombie poles.

You see them scattered around the Island where once there was a single pole and today there are two — one new PSEG pole installed in 2017 and the other that still carries hookups to Verizon and Cablevision. Those companies haven’t reconfigured their lines to the new poles and removed the old ones. (more…)

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02/15/18 12:09pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

All working together
To the Editor:
Spring is in the air, although it’s only February, and summer must be just around the corner. How do we know this? The pro and the con proponents of the short-term rental (STRs) regulations are gearing up once again to argue the issues.

However, currently there is a lawsuit in federal court with motions flying back and forth that has both sides in a holding pattern until the legal action is settled (“Short-term rental suit blocks effort to repeal,” February 8). (more…)

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02/09/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Protecting our young athletes
To the Editor:
Even though I’m sure the new Sports East project [an indoor/outdoor sports complex proposed for Mattituck to serve the East End] is meant to excite parents, you should also alert them to how the indoor sports facilities now springing up across America may be exacerbating a growing epidemic among young athletes. (more…)